John F. Kennedy, Sr. is the president and CEO of St. Louis Equity Fund, Inc., a position he has held since June, 2015 and has served as executive vice president and CFO for the St. Louis Equity Fund, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri from June of 2012 to June 2015. From 2007 to June 2012, he served as senior vice president and CFO. St. Louis Equity Fund, Inc. invests in affordable rental housing developments financed through corporate and bank investment in cooperation with federal, state, and local governments. Mr. Kennedy has been with the St. Louis Equity Fund, Inc. since 1998 and has more than 30 years of experience in affordable rental housing development and financing, residential homebuilding, public accounting, auditing, financial management, and representing low income individuals and families through the St. Louis Equity Fund, Inc. and the Gateway Community Development Fund, Inc., a certified CDFI. Mr. Kennedy’s involvement in and knowledge of accounting, auditing, financial management, and representing community interests in housing, as indicated by his background, support his qualifications to serve as a Public Interest Independent Director on our Board of Directors. He currently serves as chair of the Risk Committee.